In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice is a unique outreach program in which individuals living with mental illness speak to a variety of community groups about their own personal journeys. 

Using video, the speakers give their perspectives on living with a brain disorder and a compelling glimpse into the challenges they face. In Our Own Voice is a crucial effort to break the stigma of mental illness—a scorn that prevents people from seeking help when they need it and marginalizes those who struggle to fit into their communities.



In Our Own Voice is focused on spreading the message of recovery by living example. It provides hope and opportunity to both the audience and the presenters.

Volunteer presenters needed: Individuals living with a mental illness interested in helping to spread the message of recovery and awareness can become In Our Own Voice presenters. All presenters participant in online and in-person training.



For more information on becoming a presenter or scheduling a presentation, please call the

NAMI Westchester office at



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